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Voters Still Give Stimulus Mixed Marks

Voters continue to have decidedly mixed feelings about last year's $787-billion economic stimulus plan.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 34% say the economic stimulus plan has helped the economy, down four points from last month. But 39% say the stimulus has hurt the economy.

Another 22% say the economic stimulus package has had no impact on the economy overall. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Voters have sent mixed signals on the stimulus plan from the start. Belief that the stimulus has helped the economy has ranged from a low of 25% in July 2009 to a high of 38%. At the same time, those who think the plan has hurt the economy have ranged from 28% last September to 43% in early July of this year.

One thing's for sure, however: 55% of voters continue to oppose a second economic stimulus package. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 22-23, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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